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'Rangabati' music composer Prabhudatta Pradhan passes away

Press Trust of India  |  Sambalpur (Odisha) 

of popular song Rangabati, Prabhudatta Pradhan, today passed away at his residence here following prolonged illness, family sources said.

Active in the field of music for 45 years, had popularised music and had bagged 14 prestigious awards for his contribution in the field of Samabalpuri music.

He had expertise in percussion instruments like 'Dhol' and 'Mandal'.

The song which earned him fame in 1975, was written by Mitrabhanu Gountia and sung by and

He is survived by wife and two sons Ashish and Aseem.

Born in 1943, Prabhudatta started learning music under his father at the age of three. He was influenced by his father late Pravas Chandra to sing bhajans or Hindu religious songs at home even though they were Christians.

learnt tabla from Pandit Jadunath Supkar at Benaras in

He had joined the (AIR), station as an instrumentalist in 1969.

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First Published: Mon, May 28 2018. 13:20 IST